Hoarded up for worms?

Spurgeon, "The Perfuming of the Heart"

God, the thrice holy One, cannot love that
which is unholy and defiled. He cannot
take delight in that which is contrary to
himself. Yet, as he views us in Jesus, he
sees neither sin nor iniquity in his people,
and therefore can love us with delight.

"I have loved you with an everlasting love,
therefore with loving kindness have I drawn you."

In the exercise of his sovereign will,
God loves the people of his choice.

Oh, this is astounding, this is marvelous!

Consider this believer and be astonished,
that love should come from God to such
a one as yourself.
The Lord loves you!
You give him pleasure.
He has a delight in you!
He watches for your good.
You are one of his children.
Your name is written on his heart!
Can you catch the thought?

If so there is no praise that can express
your gratitude. Solemn silence will perhaps
be the only vehicle that shall seem fitting
for your soul's adoration.

Revolve this thought again and again in
your soul! He that made the heavens and
the earth loves me! He whose angels fly
as lightning to obey his behests, the
tramp of whose marching shakes both
heaven and earth, whose smile is heaven,
and whose frown is hell- he loves me!

Infinite, almighty, omniscient, eternal,
a mind inconceivable, a spirit that is
not to be comprehended; but he, even
he has set his love upon me!

Oh, this is astounding, this is marvelous!

God's dearest love has been
hoarded up for worms!

It is saved for the creatures of a day,
reserved for us poor ephemera who are
and are not- that we should be favored
above all that live. It is not for tongues
to tell out this wonder, but spiritual minds
helped from on high may feel in solemn
stillness what a mystery is here.

God loves his people with all his heart!

Consider carefully who it is that loves you,
namely, the Most High God, the King of kings!
If you estimate it rightly, not only all that you
now need, but all that you ever can need, all
that the flights of fancy or the conceptions of
understanding can bring before you, are contained
in that one fact, that the Lord loves you.

Let the worlds be given to whom God may
please, as men give husks to swine. If we
have his love it is enough, our soul is filled
to the brim, and flows over with satisfaction.
It is a matchless thing to be loved
by Jehovah, the only living God!

God's love to his people is unvarying- He never
loves them less, he cannot love them more.
God loves each one of his people as much as
if there were only that one created being in all
heaven or earth, and as if there were no other
object for him to set his love upon!

As the Father loves Christ, even so does he
love his people with a love without a parallel!

There is no love that can any more be
compared with God's, than the faint gleam
of a candle can he likened to the blaze of
the sun at noonday. He loves his people
so much that he gives them all that he has!
He gave his own Son, his choicest and
greatest treasure, a treasure the like of
which heaven and earth could not match!
This divine love has no shore!

God will never cease to love
the objects of his choice!